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Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
under the patronage of Blessed John Henry Newman

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Welcome to the Parish Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sheffield where the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham meets to offer Mass according to the Ordinariate Use. Everyone is welcome and all Catholics in communion with the Holy See are permitted to receive the Sacraments with us. These Masses are listed by referring to Dates for your diary opposite.

While we are certainly untraditional in our structure we are traditional in our forms of worship using the liturgical celebrations proper to the Anglican Tradition which have been approved by the Holy See, so as to maintain the liturgical, spiritual and pastoral traditions of the Anglican Communion within the Catholic Church.

We are in communion with the Universal Church because we believe that having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, through the Church he established, is in accordance with the unity for which our Lord prayed. We discover the healing of Christ’s Church through our communion within the Catholic Church and it is our mission to continually call other Christians to begin that same healing and unity we have started to experience ourselves.



The next Mass at the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Spring Water Avenue, Hackenthorpe, will next take place on Monday, 11th March at 11.00am.    This will be followed be followed by our customary lunch at the Fairway Golf Club.

The Sheffield Ordinariate Group also meet in Saint Marie's Cathedral, Norfolk Row, Sheffield every Friday for a Cathedral Mass at 12.45pm followed by lunch in the Parish Room. Everyone is welcome to everything the Sheffield Ordinariate offers..


For the foreseeable future Father Stafford will be offering Mass at St Joseph's Parish Church, 40 Packington Street, Bradford, BD5 7LD. I shall advertise Mass at Bradford on this site until the group is firmly established. Father Stafford will also continue to offer Mass at York until Deacon John Tee is ordained priest and will assume leadership of the group. For details at York refer to the York web page

Please pray for the continued growth of the Ordinariate in Yorkshire.



For further information of Masses and activities.


Fr David Stafford
Telephone:-: 01142 480993


 In Sheffield. [Blue Tram... alight at Hackenthorpe.

Our Lady of Lourdes                                      
30 Spring Water Avenue              
S12 4HJ                                    

Mass Times


Saturday,9th February at 3pm.Mass according to the Ordinariate Use at St. Joseph's, Bradford. [see Bradford web page.]

Saturday, 16th February at 4pm.  Mass according to the Ordinariate Use at St. Mary's, York. [See York web page]

Saturday, 2nd March at 3pm. Mass according to the Ordinariate Use at St. Joseph's, Bradford. [See Bradford web page]

Monday, 11th March at 11am. Mass according to the Ordinariate Use at Hackenthorpe.Sheffield.

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January has been a very important month for the Ordinariate in Yorkshire.  John Tee, the administrator at York was ordained as a transitional Deacon on the 12th January at the Church of the Assumption and St. Gregory in London by the Auxiliary Bishop in Westminster, the Right Reverend John Wilson. We look forward to Deacon John's ordination to the priesthood in July.

The Revd. Dn. John Tee was the Deacon of the Mass at the Cathedral Church of Saint Anne, Leeds.     The Celebrant was     Fr. David Stafford and the Sub Deacon was Fr Nicholas Leviseur who was also the preacher. Fr. Leviseur reminded the congregation of how Saint Timothy and Saint Titus [ whose memorial was celebrated] faced an indifferent society where our Lord was a stumbling block to the Jews and folly to the Greeks. We too, in our age, face indifference from a multicultural and secular society and, as Catholics we are called upon to face our present society in the same spirit as Ss Timothy and Titus, not in a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self control. [2 Timothy 7] 

Through the power of the Holy Spirit we have received a wonderful start in 2019. Let us pray that we continue the work that the Lord has entrusted to us for the conversion of England by proclaiming Christ crucified who is the way, the truth and the life. 








    Mass according to the Ordinariate Use
For your diary. Details below.
Saturday, 9th February at 3pm. St. Joseph's Bradford.
Saturday 16th February at 4pm. St. Mary's, York
Saturday, 2nd March at 3pm St Joseph's, Bradford
Monday, 11th March. Hackenthorpe at 11am

Our Lady of Lourdes

John Tee being ordained in London to the Diaconate

High Mass celebrated in the Cathedral Church of Saint Anne, Leeds, on the 26th January. Celebrant and Sacred Ministers:- Fr. Leviseur, Fr. Stafford and Deacon John Tee..